U.S. Navy Acknowledges That A Marine Offficer Was Fired Over A Massacre That Did Not Happen



Task & Purpose: The Marines Threw This Major To The Wolves Over A Massacre That Didn't Happen. Now His Record Is Clean

A Marine officer who was fired after false rumors that his special operations unit massacred Afghan civilians has been vindicated.

The Board for Corrections of Naval Records recently removed two adverse fitness reports from retired Maj. Fred Galvin's record: The first one came as a result of a March 2007 incident, during which he led Marine Special Operations Company Foxtrot in Afghanistan; the second came after he was relieved in 2011 for questioning a lieutenant colonel in Afghanistan who allegedly said he was "willing to sacrifice the lives" of Marines under his command.

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Update: Navy Acknowledges Railroading of Marine Operator Falsely Accused of War Crimes (Washington Free Beacon)

WNU Editor: Retired Maj. Fred Galvin has had to live with this cloud for almost 12 years. The Afghan war has had too much lawyering right from the very beginning, which is probably one of the many reasons why the war against the Taliban cannot be won.

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